created by Rachel Stacey published on 22 March 2018

The North of Tees Dementia Collaborative are launching their 2018 Forget Me Not Campaign to raise awareness of dementia during Dementia Awareness Week - 21st to 27th May 2018.  Our teams will be out and about during this week taking with them your creations and asking for a donation. 

The flowers are really easy to make, there is no right or wrong style as long as they have fight light - mid blue petals with a yellow centre.  

Below are instructions on how to knit/crochet a flower but there are plenty of other free patterns on the internet. 

Feel free to make them into a brooch, just glue/sew a peice of felt on the back of the flower, attach a small safety pin and drop them off at one of the establishments listed below. 

To knit a flower:
Cast on 40 stitches using 4mm needles and blue yarn Row 1: Knit Row 2: *Knit 1, cast off 6 stitches, repeat * till the end.
Use a yellow yarn, thread through the stitches then pull tight, sew around the middle to make the centre of the flower.

To crochet a flower:
Using your yellow yarn ch4, sl st in 1st ch to form loop, crochet 10sc into loop, join blue yarn with sl st to join round - (10)

You can alternatively work 10sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten and join your blue/purple yarn with a sl st to join round - (10)

Round 2
*[1sc, 1dc, 1tr] in next st, ch1, sl st in previous tr, [1tr, 1dc, 1sc] in next st* repeat from * to * another 4 times until you have 5 petals, sl st in next st (same st as first half of first petal), fasten off and tie in all tails.

Once completed flowers can be dropped off at any of the following:

  • Approach Training Safely, Brougham Enterprise Centre, Brougham Terrace, Hartlepool
  •  Hartfields Retirement Village, Bishop Cuthbert, Hartlepool
  • Community Hub South, Owton Manor, Hartlepool
  • Headland Library, Hartlepool – Opening times: Tues & Fri, 10:00-1:00pm, 2:00-5:00pm, Sat 10:00-12:00
  • Seaton Library, Hartlepool – Opening times: Tues, Thurs & Fri, 10:00-1:00pm – 2:00-5:00pm, Sat 10:00-12:00
  • Throston Library, - Opening times: Wed & Thurs 10:00-1:00pm – 2:00-5:00pm, Sat 10:00-12:00
  • The Bridge, Villiers Street, Hartlepool (next to Mary Lambert’s Bakery)
  • The LiveWell Dementia Hub, Thorntree Road, Thornaby
  • Stockton Central Library
  • Billingham Central Library
  • Thornaby Central Library
  • Yarm Library
  • Reception, Tithebarn House, High Newham Road, Hardwick Estate, Stockton-on-Tees

All funds raised will go to Dementia Friendly Hartlepool and Dementia Friendly Stockton. For more information contact: Tel: 07775 750929

Thanks again for your offer of help to make the North of Tees a more dementia friendly environment. 

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